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Fight Illness Spread During This Flu Season 

December 1, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
illness prevention in childcare. Sick child being cared for by caregiver.

By Erica Goldsby and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Health Consultant Nurses, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) asked the Biden administration to declare an emergency to support a national response to the alarming surge of

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RSV Prevention in Your Program

November 8, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

By Erica Goldsby and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Health Consultant Nurses, Child Care Aware of Kansas. RSV Prevention in Your Program and How CCHC Can Help While seasonal illnesses are not new, this year there seems to be an unusually high spread of RSV and other diseases. You may have

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month 

October 26, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Epilepsy Awareness Childs Hands Holding Purple Hearts

By Erica Goldsby and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Health Consultant Nurses, Child Care Aware of Kansas. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world. People with epilepsy have

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Keeping a Smoke-Free Environment

October 26, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
No Smoking Sign on Playground

By Erica Goldsby and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Health Consultant Nurses, Child Care Aware of Kansas. November 19th is the Great American Smokeout. Thousands across the country will begin their journey to quit smoking on this day. Tobacco use can come in many forms, including cigarettes,

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Strengthen Your Food Program

August 31, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Food Program

By: Erica McGinley & Jessica Strawn, CCHC Nurse Consultants  For children enrolled in fulltime care, the majority of their day is spent with you, their childcare provider. This also means they eat most of their meals and snacks with you. Mealtime creates plenty of wonderful

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Recognizing Monkeypox in Early Childcare

August 8, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Monkeypox written newspaper

By Erica McGinley and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Nurse Consultants, Child Care Aware of Kansas. World Health Organization declared Monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency On July 23rd, the World Health Organization declared Monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency. Shortly following

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Mental Health Tips for Child Care Professionals

August 2, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Mental Health Tips for Child Care Professionals

Erica McGinley, Child Care Nurse Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Originally published in the Summer 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. What’s the last thing you did simply because you enjoyed it? If it’s hard to answer this question, you’re not alone. Child care providers

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Back-to-School Blues

July 29, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Back to School Blues

By Ashley Sias, Child Care Health Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Back-to-School Blues: Preparing for Children to Leave Your Program Transitions are inevitable in early childhood education, but when your program cares for school-age children, you live and breathe transitions.

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To Celebrate Juneteenth, Let’s Work to End Inequity in Kansas

June 19, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

By Bridget Banks, Child Care Health Equity Consultant Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth), which commemorates the end of slavery in this country, is considered one of the longest-running African American holidays. It was officially declared a federal holiday in 2021. What Juneteenth

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Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Responsive Staff in Early Childhood Education Settings

June 15, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Culturally Responsive Staff

Bridget Banks, Child Care Health Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Originally published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Responsive Staff in Early Childhood Education Settings For the first time in history, we as a nation are

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Elegir Cuidado Infantil de Calidad

May 28, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
mother holds her daughter while taking notes at her dining table serving as a temporary remote work from home station with breast pump in foreground.

By Jessica Soto-Botello, Strategic Partnership Manager, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Publicado original mente en la edición de primavera de 2022 de Kansas Child Magazine. Como padres de familia nuestro mas grande deseo es poder proteger de nuestros pequeños de todo mal y darles una buena

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Safe Sleep and SIDS

May 26, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
child sleeping safely Safe sleep and SIDS

Article by Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network An article about new research on SIDS that has been gaining traction in the Safe Sleep Community. This research may lead to greater ability to screen risk of SIDS, but that is only a small portion of sleep-related deaths. The recent

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Find the Right Early Childhood Education Program

May 17, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Family together on couch

How to Find the Right Early Childhood Education Program For Your Family By Bridget Banks, Health Equity Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Originally published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. Licensed daycare home or child care center? School-aged program or Head

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Keeping Children Safe and Healthy – Questions to Ask Your Child Care Provider About COVID-19

August 6, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Your child means the world to you, and you do all you can to make sure they have what they need to be healthy and happy. You shouldn’t have to worry about your child’s health and safety while you work, go to school, or pursue your goals. There’s much your child care provider can do

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